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TODAY IN HISTORY 1795: The Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with states’ sovereign immunity, is ratified. 1812: Author Charles Dickens, widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, is born in England. 1857: A French court acquits author Gustave Flaubert of obscenity for his serialized novel “Madame Bovary.” 1904: A Baltimore fire begins, raging for about 30 hours and destroying more than 1,500 buildings.

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Three-year-old Hunter Caldwell shares a laugh with new friend, Celeste Heard, 2, atop the catfish at City Front Monday afternoon. Hunter is the son of Sarah and Travis Caldwell of Arkan-

Most state road money going to ongoing projects By Danny Barrett Jr. Road maintenance money from the state for new items on Warren County’s road and bridge repair list has increased for the new year, but much of it will go to work already under way. Funds for Warren County from the Office of State Aid Road Construction totaled $2,194,720 this fiscal year, up 41 percent since last year. Much of it will roll over to finance design of 12 projects added to the drawing board and three already under construction and leave a $481,054 balance, according to the

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Meeting with two members of the Warren County legislative delegation, Mayor Paul Winfield said this morning VOLUME 130 NUMBER 38 2 SECTIONS

update that accompanied a four-year plan for road and bridge construction projects. Items often appear on more than four annual updates consecutively, depending on condition ratings and how many of roads and bridges are inspected each year. Roads maintained exclusively with county funds are expected to be rated this year, though a full slate of routine paving and lane striping has not been finalized. “It’s not set in concrete,” County Engineer John McKee said, presenting the

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See County, Page A2.

A bridge on Old Mississippi 27 near the city limits was discussed for replacement during the Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday.

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sas. Celeste is the daughter of Rochelle Heard of Vicksburg. Rain was in the forecast for late today, but skies are expected to clear Wednesday and stay clear most of the rest of the week.

JACKSON — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked the execution of a Mississippi inmate who killed two men in a 1995 robbery spree. The man’s attorneys sought the order, not arguing guilt or innocence, but that corrections officials prevented the inmate from getting medical tests that could prove he is mentally ill. Edwin Hart Turner, 38, had been scheduled to die by injection Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocked it until Feb. 20. Turner’s lawyers, could Edwin Hart seek a longer stay. Turner James Craig with the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center argued at a hearing Friday that the state’s corrections department policy prohibited Turner from getting tests that could prove he’s mentally ill, a diagnosis they hope would help sway the U.S. Supreme Court to block the executions of Turner and others with mental illnesses. Craig also would like the tests for a possible clemency petition. Craig said the state’s corrections policy dates to the 1990s and violates prisoners’ rights to have access to materials that can help them develop evidence. The office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said he hasn’t reviewed the decision to determine whether to appeal. There’s little dispute that Turner killed the men, then had a meal of shrimp and cinnamon rolls before going to sleep. Turner’s lawyers argue in the petition to the U.S. Supreme Court that he inherited a serious mental illness. Turner’s face is severely disfigured from a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a suicide attempt when he was 18. He attempted suicide again in 1995.

that the City Board will vote Wednesday on seeking state approval to borrow nearly $20 million for a proposed recreation complex. “We’re estimating this is an $18 million to $19 million

facility,” Winfield said as he and North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield met with Sen. Briggs Hopson III and Rep. Alex Monsour. “We may have to use some city funds with this, but we can stretch

the loan payments. “If we see this is going to pass, we can take out an option to buy the property and then we can take out a short-term note to buy the property,” he said.

Winfield has declined to identify the location, but said after this morning’s meeting that it is a “very visible” site on U.S. 61 North. See City, Page A7.


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Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, center, addresses the crowd of people during the 101st anniversary of President Ronald

Reagan’s birthday Monday at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

Dealerships missing cars Two cars valued at a combined $23,000 were stolen Monday from the lots of dealerships along Interstate 20. A silver 2003 Chevrolet Impala valued at $8,000 was reported stolen at 11:29 a.m. Monday from Atwood dealership in the 2300 block of North Frontage Road, police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. At 3:33 p.m., employes of the George Carr dealership in the 2900 block of South Frontage Road reported that a 2002 Lincoln Town Car valued at $15,000 was missing from the lot, Stewart said. He said he did not know if the vehicles had been taken during the day or during the weekend.


from staff reports cocaine charges, police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. At 6:10 p.m., an officer investigating a suspicious car parked near the intersection of Dewitt and Lake streets saw crack cocaine in plain view on the center console of the car, Stewart said. Two men sitting in the car, Fred Carter, 61 1600 Lane St., and Calvin Johnson, 43, 117 Pemberton St., were charged with possession of crack cocaine. Both were taken to Warren County Jail where they were being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Woman charged in Christmas mischief

2 jailed by city on crack charges Two Vicksburg men were arrested Monday on crack

A Vicksburg woman surrendered Monday on a malicious mischief warrant from

a Christmas car-bashing incident, police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. Valerie D. Burnside, 31, 4598 Lee Road, reported to the police department about 10 a.m. She is accused of causing $2,948 worth of damage to a 2009 Ford Focus in the 100 block of Redbone Road on Dec. 25, Stewart said. Burnside was taken to Warren County Jail, where she posted $5,000 bail and was released.

City woman charged in probation violation A Vicksburg woman was arrested on a probation violation Monday, records show. Ashley A. O’Conner, 34, 64 Gastrell Lane, was booked into Warren County Jail at 4:30 p.m. Monday. She was being held without bond for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

community calendar BENEFITS Chili Fest — Cost $6, Friday, lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or dinner, 5-7 p.m.; will deliver 10 or more, Charlie McKinnie, 601218-1754; eat in or take out; benefits service projects and college scholarships for local youth; Purks YMCA.

CLUBS JSU National Alumni Association — Regular meeting 6 tonight; Jackson Street Center. Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ladies Auxiliary — Regular meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday; all Purple Heart recipients invited; coffee and donuts; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Lions Club — Noon Wednesday; Nancy Bell, speaker, “Preservation in Vicksburg;” Toney’s. American Legion Post 213 — Executive committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday; regular meeting, 8; refreshments will be served. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — 7 p.m. Wednesday; monthly meeting; home of the president. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Cha-

pel Road; Derek Wilson 601634-4174. Omicron Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity — 6 p.m. Thursday; LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St. North/South Vicksburg and Warren Central Class of 1972 Reunion — 6 p.m. Friday, planning meeting; Vicksburg Mall’s Meeting Room, near J.C. Penney.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and services; Public Library. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; for those wanting to stop binge eating; 601-6380011. Vicksburg Titans — Pre-registration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Warren Junior High; Freda Gaskin, 601-661-6002 or 601618-0734. After School Program — For grades K-12; Central MS Pre-

vention Services; Emma Roberts, 601-631-0102.

CHURCHES Beech Grove M.B. — Citywide revival crusade, 7 p.m. Thursday; Pastor James Williams, speaker; 150 Redbone Road. Share a Prayer — 6:30 p.m. Friday; bring favorite prayer, spiritual reading or meditation; sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Alma Smith, 601636-8628. Shiloh Baptist — Women’s Auxiliary meeting, 2 p.m. Saturday; 920 Meadow St. Cool Spring M.B. — Black History Extravaganza, 5 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Byron T. Maxwell, pastor; refreshments; 385 Falk Steel Road. Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova — Adults’ Valentine dinner, 5:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets $7 from any member; Oak Ridge Community.

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On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Approved a $220,592 contract with Wilmington, N.C.-based Atlas Geographic Data to update the county’s aerial photographs and digital maps for property appraisal purposes. Former county IT director David Rankin recommended the company, whose bid was fourth-lowest of seven bids taken. Three lower bids did not fulfill requirements of the formal request for bids, said Rankin, the board’s choice for this year’s renewal process as an independent professional. The unanimous vote survived a challenge when Tax Assessor Angela Brown appeared later in the meeting to voice concerns about the choice due to what she termed as a lack of involvement by her office and coordination by the entire county board. Supervisors Charles Selmon and William Banks supported taking back the motion to approve the firm, but it failed,

3-2. A frustrated Selmon then moved to advertise the county administrator’s position. It failed, 3-2. • Directed board attorney Marcie Southerland to ask the Attorney General’s Office questions about reimbursing appointees to various boards for travel expenses. • Nominated Banks to represent the county on the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s advisory board. • Approved re-advertising for legal services for the bayou-clearing project. The board had OK’d the same move last month, but officials missed a deadline to write the formal advertisement. • Approved invoices for legal services totaling $4,455 for Southerland and $27,550.04 in engineering services for engineer John McKee. • Set a public hearing for 9 a.m. March 5 for comment on a round of Community Development Block Grant funds available to counties and tied to public facilities.

County Continued from Page A1. plan to county supervisors Monday. “It’s just a plan to go by.” New on the list of “state aid” projects is work to replace four small bridges across creeks, including two on Old Highway 27 — one at the city limits, and another near Simmons Road. Bridges new to the list also include one on Freetown Road at Muddy Creek and on Cairo Drive. Other items involve paving parts of Eagle Lake Shore at Eagle Lake and Fisher Ferry Road and striping major thoroughfares on the office’s system list, such as Mississippi 27. In the design phase are small bridges on Avenue D, Wood Street and Baldwin Ferry Road, and the reconstruction of Henry Lake Road, where the cost grew to $671,000 this year, according to the update. State-financed work started last year to install new bridges on Fisher Ferry Road at the Big Black River and on Bazinsky Road remain in progress, as is resurfacing on Bovina Cutoff Road from Warriors Trail to Silver Creek. The 1.26 percent of available state funds allocated locally, based on county size and population, stops a fiveyear slide but is smaller than last year’s 1.32 percent cut. New roads on the county’s maintenance list this year were West Ceres Boulevard, Bradbury Drive, Hynes Street, Knowland Place and Wrenn Street, all in Eastvillage subdivision. Eight roads were accepted by citizen-led special prop-

erty assessments — Pebble Beach Drive, Grand Bear Circle, Monteray Drive, Sawgrass Point, Manchester Drive, Hunters Crest Circle, Andover Circle and Amberleaf Drive. OSARC is a state-supported entity that assists counties to maintain roads and bridges and administers the Local System Bridge Program, which pays for replacing deficient bridges but leaves out those on municipal urban systems. It operates out of the Mississippi Department of Transportation offices in Jackson, but has its own staff and chief engineer.

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Zoo owners ask judge to return animals COLLINS (AP) — The owners of the Collins Zoo have asked a judge to return 11 animals seized for relocation on state wildlife officers in January. The owners, Gus and Betty White, are asking the Covington County Circuit Court to review a justice court order that led to the Jan. 25 seizure of tigers, wolf hybrids, leopards, cougars and a Rhesus macaque by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The Whites’ attorney, A. Regnal Blackledge, said the state violated a regulation that calls for a “reasonable period of time” to correct deficiencies in facilities housing what are legally defined as “inherently dangerous animals” following an initial inspection. He said the rule provides that after the period allotted for corrections, a follow-up inspection is in order. Betty White said when MDWFP officials inspected her facility in October, she didn’t hear from them again until January, when a court order for seizure was already in place. “Without any notice or opportunity to be heard and

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A cougar watches as Humane Society workers remove 11 exotic animals from the Collins Zoo on Jan. 25. refute and/or rebut the allegations of (MDWFP), justice court granted an order for seizure ...” the Whites’ petition filed in circuit court states. MDWFP spokesman Jim Walker says the agency has done what they were obligated to do and obtained a legal court order.

“As far as we’re concerned, this matter has been concluded,” he said. “If the Whites want to take further legal action, that’s their right.” Betty White said none of her animals have ever escaped or harmed anyone. She said her cages are built from heavygauge wire that exceeds USDA

standards, and they installed a 10-foot perimeter fence in 2010 that also exceeds USDA standards. The zoo still contains a 15-year-old caracal, which is a large, wild cat, and an exceptionally old kinkajou, a “honey bear” native to South America.

Jackson man guilty in death of school teacher JACKSON — A Hinds County Circuit Court judge has sentenced a 20-year-old Jackson man who caused a crash that killed a MadisonRidgeland Academy teacher in 2010. Ethan Van Sice pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide in the death of 35-year-old Leigh Anne Ward of Jackson. Circuit Judge Bill Gowan sentenced Van Sice to 20 years with 14 years suspended. On Aug. 17, 2010, Van Sice drove his truck through a yard. After knocking over a stop sign, Police say the vehicle made it back to the street and slammed into a


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS car driven by Ward.

Man pleads guilty in child support case PASCAGOULA — A Biloxi man has pleaded guilty to failure to pay child support and received a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence plus orders to immediately pay back $2,020 of the $15,000 owed in the case. Harry Mark Gonsoulin Jr., 50, was also ordered to pay an additional $300 a month in child support until he’s paid his back child support in full.

July trial date set for 1979 rape, murder

Man charged with possessing child porn

HATTIESBURG — A July trial date has been set for a man indicted in the 1979 rape and murder of an Eatonville woman. After pleading not guilty to a capital murder charge in his April arraignment, Andrew Harris is now set for trial July 23 in Forrest County Circuit Court. He is accused of raping and murdering Eva Gail Patterson in her Eatonville home on May 4, 1979. Harris already is serving a life sentence for a 1981 rape in the Hattiesburg area.

GULFPORT — An Ocean Springs man has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of possession of child pornography. Robert A. Ormsbee is accused of downloading onto a personal computer hard drive one or more images of minors engaged in sexually explicit acts. The incident occurred on or about April 14. Ormsbee appeared in U.S. District Court last week. After his court appearance, Ormsbee was released from custody under a $25,000 bond.

Obama reverses course Staff removed at LA school on supporting super PACs during child sex abuse case WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s campaign is asking top fundraisers to support a Democratic-leaning outside group that is backing the president’s re-election bid, reversing Obama’s opposition to “super” political action committees, which can spend unlimited amounts of cash to influence elections. Obama’s campaign urged wealthy fundraisers in a Monday night conference call to support Priorities USA, a super PAC led by two former Obama aides that has struggled to compete with the tens of millions of dollars collected by Republicanbacked outside groups. Obama has opposed the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that stripped away some limits on campaign contributions. The new super PACs can’t coordinate directly with campaigns, but many have played a major role in the Republican primary contests, raising millions of dollars to use in negative advertising in early contests.

Obama to unveil plan to help teacher prep WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was set to announce today a new plan to prepare math and sci-


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ence teachers when he hosts the second White House Science Fair. The White House said his upcoming budget will seek $80 million from Congress for a new Education Department competition to support math and science teacher preparation programs. He’ll also announce $22 million in investments from the private sector to support math and science efforts.

Axelrod defends birth control rule WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top political adviser is defending the administration’s decision requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control for their workers, calling it “important for millions of women around the country.” David Axelrod concedes the move has caused a rift between the White House and the Roman Catholic Church. And he’s urging people to “lower our voices” and get together on a way to phase in the new policy over the next year and a half. Catholic leaders have condemned the regulation put out by the Department of Health and Human Services.

LOS ANGELES — The entire staff at a Los Angeles elementary school is being removed while authorities investigate horrific allegations of sexual abuse by two of the school’s teachers, one of whom is accused of blindfolding children, taping their mouths and photographing them in a classroom. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy said Monday night that more than 120 staff members at Miramonte Elementary School — everyone from the principal and teachers to the cafeteria workers — were being replaced because a full investigation of the allegations will be disruptive and staffers will require support to get through the scandal. “We intend to interview every adult, every adult who works at that school, whether they are a teacher or administrator, or whether they are an after-school playground worker or a custodian or a secretary. I mean every single solitary adult who works at Miramonte,” Deasy said to parents who packed a high school gymnasium. An entire staff has been selected to come into Miramonte’s classrooms to take over teaching for the time being, and there will be a


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS psychiatric social worker in every classroom to help students and staff cope with any issues.

Murder-suicide ruled in Washington blaze GRAHAM, Wash. — Before killing himself and his two young sons in a deadly house fire, Josh Powell left a voicemail for family members saying he couldn’t live without the boys and didn’t want to go on anymore. ABC News obtained what it says was a voicemail Powell left for his family members. In the recording played this morning on “Good Morning America” Powell also says he’s calling to say goodbye, and that he’s sorry to everyone he’s hurt. Powell, the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, died along with his children Sunday in Washington. An autopsy showed the children also suffered hatchet wounds to their necks. Josh Powell was a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance. Police said despits Powell’s death, the case remains open, though some mysteries may never be solved.



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Obama doesn’t play by his own rules Through eloquent delivery, President Barack Obama disguised a message of control as a one of equal opportunity and fairness. “No bailouts, no handouts and no copouts,” he declared. Just an even playing field. Post-speech scrutiny reveals it as one long contradiction and deception. In the same speech that Obama said no bailouts and handouts, he also said this: “General Motors is back on top as the world’s No. 1 automaker.” General Motors cranks out subsidized products developed with money given by Obama. General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson receives an annual compensation worth $6.39 million, heading a company that could not exist on merit yet lives on corporate welfare to compete with Ford. “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of Americans barely get by, or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.” The same rules. Like Ford and GM. Here’s what else he said: “If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making your products here.”

That means high-tech manufactures won’t play by the same rules as makers of shoes, or anything else that isn’t glitzy and high-tech. Producers of common goods will play by a set of rules that has them subsidizing the likes of Apple, IBM and Microsoft, which will use the subsidies to compete with their subsidizers for employees. He will double-bonus companies that are owned and operated by billionaires, while talking like a champion of equality. In disguised fashion, President Obama spoke of destroying competition among career-training programs. “I want to cut through the maze of confusing training programs, so that from now on ... one website, and one place to go for all the information and help they need.” Obama will choose one winner in the marketplace of training programs, and others be damned. The same rules means his rules. “Let me put colleges and universities on notice: If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down.” Colleges charge higher tuition by offering degrees of greater value. Harvard charges higher prices than schools with lesser prestige. Yet Obama wants to punish high-end schools and lavish aid on lesser insti-

tutions. That’s not a level playing field. It’s everyone playing by Obama’s rules, which reward mediocrity and punish excellence. “I will sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that slows down too many construction projects. But you need to fund these projects.” Fund Obama’s projects, while he sabotages the greatest public works project of the decade: The privately funded Keystone XL Pipeline. “ ... Asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.” He wants to raise taxes on the rich, pretending they pay lower taxes than the poor, when the richest 1 percent already pay 29.5 percent of their income in combined federal taxes. The bottom 20 percent pay 4.7 percent. Obama wants an even less fair playing field. “That government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more,” Obama said, paraphrasing Lincoln. Yet most of his speech, cloaked as a plan for fairness, involved plans for Obama to choose winners and losers. The rules he wants will dismiss merit in favor of Obama’s friends and favorite causes.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1892 Capt. C. Townsend will make an inspection of the harbor works here.

110 YEARS AGO: 1902 Will Carpenter accidentally shoots Frank Smith.

100 YEARS AGO: 1912 A Vicksburg Evening Post headline reads “II Ballo Italiano Estatum Suceso di Prima Clase.” • The steamer America passes up from New Orleans. • Fred G. Speed is elected grand secretary by the Masons.

90 YEARS AGO: 1922 H.W. Bobb is to beautify the high school grounds. • Little Margaret Hommel has scarlet fever. • Conway Lawrence, former resident, is injured in Meridian in an auto accident.

80 YEARS AGO: 1932 The engagement of Virginia Hancock to William Dreaden is announced.

70 YEARS AGO: 1942 Services are held for Mrs. H.H. Hood. • Maureen Smith accepts a position with the Mississippi River Commission.

60 YEARS AGO: 1952 Sgt. Oliver Fox is awarded the Silver Star for

heroism in the Korean War.

50 YEARS AGO: 1962 Albert Cameron dies. • The Cooper High School Band presents a concert in the school auditorium.

40 YEARS AGO: 1972 Plans are announced for a 44-unit Esquire Inn to be constructed along with a Waffle House overlooking the Mississippi River just north of Jett School.

30 YEARS AGO: 1982 Mrs. Ruby S. Triplett is named Woman of the Year by the Vicksburg Chapter of Links Inc. • Greg Moorer is 4. • Lawrence E. Spivey dies.

20 YEARS AGO: 1992 Theresa Deckard and Patricia Wilson are injured in a head-on collision on Sherman Avenue. • Fannie Eaton dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2002 John William Madison III celebrates his first birthday. • The Church of the Holy Trinity plans a shower for Chris and Ashley Gouras, who lost their belongings in an apartment fire at The Landings. • Kaleel and Carmen Jabour announce the birth of a son, John Robert.

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smart money Q: Recently I was laid off from my job after 15 years of steady employment with the same company. I am a 58-yearold single guy, and I could use a little advice on what my best option would be for handling my 401(k) account now that I am no longer working BRUCE for that company. I have listened to your show, and I respect your knowledge on such financial issues. Also, do you have an archived show that I could listen to on this topic? — L.M., via e-mail A: Unhappily, we do not have shows archived according to topic. I wish I could help you in that way, but it’s not possible. As for your 401(k), contact the human resources department of the company where


you’ve been working and find out exactly what your options are. Options vary dramatically from one place to another. You might be allowed to leave your money there; conversely, you may be required to invest it elsewhere within a stipulated time. It’s not a complicated process, and if you find a company or broker to which you would like to transfer the 401(k), the new custodian will handle the entire transaction, assuming you meet any requirements stipulated in the contract. If the plan is doing well and you are allowed to leave your money there, I would advise just keeping your eye on the company and the plan. If, on the other hand, the current plan is flat, you may correctly want to transfer it to another custodian. •

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran today dismissed the new U.S. sanctions, saying they are part of a “psychological war” meant to sow discontent among Iranians and insisting the measures would not halt the country’s nuclear program. Washington ordered the new penalties on Monday, giving U.S. banks additional powers to freeze assets linked to the Iranian government and close loopholes that officials say Iran has used to move money despite earlier restrictions imposed by the U.S. and Europe. The United States and its allies suspect Iran’s nuclear program is geared toward producing an atomic bomb. Iran denies the charge.

Canada’s PM in China on energy-focused visit BEIJING — Canada’s prime minister is visiting China to discuss oil sales and other economic ties following President Barack Obama’s rejection of a pipeline carrying Canadian oil across the continental United States. Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived today, heading a 40-strong delegation of Canadian business leaders. The U.S. market currently absorbs 97 percent of Canadian oil exports.

South’s tallest building to be sold at auction ATLANTA — The tallest skyscraper in the southern United States is going up for public auction after its owners missed mortgage payments. The 1,023-foot Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta was scheduled to be auc-


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tioned today on the steps of the Fulton County Courthouse. The building’s landlord, Los Angeles-based BentleyForbes, missed mortgage payments.

Greek party leaders scramble for deal ATHENS, Greece — Greek party leaders will seek today a long-delayed agreement on harsh cutbacks that bailout creditors demanded to save the country from bankruptcy but which have fueled nationwide outrage — a general strike snarled public services and thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens. Heads of the three parties backing the interim government will confer with Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on new salary cuts and job losses, which Greece’s eurozone partners and the International Monetary Fund want in exchange for keeping vital rescue loans flowing.

Stocks mixed in early trading NEW YORK — Stocks fell in morning trading today as investors once again turned their eyes to Greece, where talks dragged on over terms of new spending cuts. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 7 points to 12,853 shortly after 10. The Standard & Poor’s 500 gave up 1 point to 1,343. The Nasdaq composite fell 2 points to 2,899. Investors are monitoring talks in Athens over new cost-cutting measures being demanded by Greece’s lenders.



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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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On the agenda

Continued from Page A1. Mayfield said he has seen the property Winfield has selected. “I don’t think you will find a better location,” he said. “The only problem I’ve got with it is the topo (topography), but it’s hard to find a place around here that’s going to be ready, set, go.” Mayfield said he is looking at two other tracts of land in the same area. He said both were about 200 acres. Winfield said he, too, is looking at other sites. Legislators are expected to seek approval in both houses of a bill to allow the city to raise the hotel tax and add a food and beverage tax to fund the purchase and development of property for the complex. The bill was to have been discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, but Winfield postponed action until Wednesday pending today’s meeting with the local delegation. South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman was ill and did not attend the meetings. Winfield has proposed building a sports complex with baseball, softball and soccer fields and a walking/running track. He wants to borrow up to $20 million for the project and pay it off using revenue from a 2 percent increase in the city’s hotel tax and 1.5 percent tax on food and beverages sold in the city. He has projected the new taxes will yield about $1.2 million annually, enough to pay off an $18.5 million to $19 million loan in 15 years. He has called a special board meeting for 10 a.m. Wednesday to approve a resolution to send the bill to the Legislature. Vicksburg currently levies a 2 percent hotel tax, which funds the Vicksburg Convention Center and auditorium. A 1 percent tax is levied on all beds and food and beverages sold in the county to fund the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The proposed bill would increase the city’s hotel tax to 4 percent, and set a 1.5 percent city tax on food and beverages sold in the city. It would have a “sunset clause,” meaning that the tax expires once the debt is paid. If the bill passes the Legislature, the tax must be put to a referendum in November, and 60 percent of the voters must approve it before it can be levied. Hopson said he has been getting calls about Winfield’s proposal, saying that while the sports complex has many supporters, it has opponents who do not want to pay extra tax to support it. “How are you going to sell it to the

Meeting Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Approved minutes from the Nov. 7, 10, 21 and 23 meetings. • Took under advisement a bid of $74,395 from Tri-State Truck Center in Jackson for a dump truck for the sewer department. Purchasing director Tim Smith said a bid from Empire Truck Sales of Jackson was not opened because it was received after the bid deadline. • Took under advisement resumes for Farmers’ Market manager and assistant manager. The board received resumes from eight people. Two of the resumes did not have names, and the other applicants sent resumes for both jobs. • Heard an appeal by Emmitt Atwood to rezone his property on Court Street from residential to neighborhood commercial for a restaurant. The board of zoning appeals failed to reach a 4-0 vote to grant the rezoning, sending it to the board. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen took the appeal under advisement until its Friday meeting. • Approved two budget amendments: increased the city’s community development block grant fund for the Vicksburg Municipal Airport by $81,301, and transferred $12,870 in Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality grant account from construction to supplies. The CDBG increase includes grant money for the airport terminal, T-hangar and fire station. • Received an update on AmeriCorps. • Approved $360 for advertising on radio station WVBG for the Vicksburg Warren School District Regional Career Fair today at the Vicksburg Convention Center. • Tabled until Friday a request from the Lady Yankeez Softball Organizapeople?” he asked Winfield. “If you’re going to get support for borrowing $20 million, you’re going to have to deal with specifics.” Winfield said the specifics would come during the campaign to get support for the referendum. “I believe 70 percent (of the city’s residents) support it,” he said. “We need to be careful how we do this,” Mayfield said. “I don’t want to drive by something three years from now and ask myself, ‘Why did I do that?’” The city in 2003 bought a 200-acre tract on Fisher Ferry Road for a sports complex for $325,000. City officials abandoned the project in 2009 after spending an additional $2.7 million for preliminary plans, engineer-

tion for a $2,000 sponsorship for the team. • Approved February advertising for Vicksburg Main Street totaling $3,100. • Approved $5,000 for the Biannual Cultural Symposium and Expo at the Vicksburg Convention Center Feb. 17 to 18. The program will focus on Black History Month. • Authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to sign an agreement with Pillar Design Studios of Chicago to design the skate park at City Park. The city has a $100,000 Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Grant to build the skate park and walking track at the park. • Adopted amendments to the Vicksburg Police Department policies and procedures manual. Winfield said the changes are designed to upgrade the department’s policies and procedures and prepare the department for state and national accreditation. • Authorized Winfield to sign a mutual aid agreement with Warren County and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. • Authorized Winfield to sign a certificate of substantial completion with Independent Roofing Inc. of Jackson for replacing the roof on the rear wing of the Vicksburg Transportation Museum at the old Levee Street Depot. • Authorized Winfield to sign an agreement with Good Shepherd Community Center and United Way of West Central Mississippi for a Mississippi Department of Human Services Child Care and Development Block Grant. • Authorized city clerk Walter Osborne to advertise for bids for grass cutting in flood buyout areas. • Authorized a special $59.99 assessment for cleaning property owned by the State of Mississippi at 2023 Oak St. • Approved paying $4,801 to the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport.

ing and dirt work. Winfield has said the Fisher Ferry site was not suitable because part of the property, including the access route, is in a flood zone. In 2007, the city board hired USA Partners Sports Alliance of Jacksonville, Fla., for $250,000 to determine the feasibility of a proposed $25 million sports complex at Halls Ferry Park, including Bazinsky Field, proposed by the Aquila Group of Vicksburg. It would have included baseball and softball fields and related amenities, a water park, a baseball stadium/ballpark and facilities for golf, soccer, volleyball, tennis and other activities. The Aquila Group would lead the construction and management of the fields and sports

A7 facilities. The project died after a study by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality found the site was not suitable because part of Halls Ferry Park was built on what was once the city’s landfill. Under an agreement between the city and USA Partners, which was hired after the Aquila Group approached the city, the company would return the $250,000 feasibility study cost to the city if the complex did not materialize. More than four years later, the city has not been reimbursed. Separately, in Monday’s meeting, the board voted to help friends of the late Riley Harper in finding a place to preserve the city employee’s memory. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave a group of Harper’s friends approval to plant a tree and place a memorial on city property. The action came after discussing the request with Harper friends Rosalee Theobald and Patty Mekus and city landscape director Jeff Richardson. Richardson said placing the tree in the Art Park at Catfish Row is a possibility. Harper was a landscape supervisor for the city who died on Jan. 16. Collected money will go toward a tree and marker, Theobald said. She said Karen Faulk, who owns Faulk Nursery, where Harper worked as a teen, will order the tree for the memorial. The board also granted 30-day extensions to five owners of flooddamaged homes in Ford Subdivision. Homes at 396, 385, 296, 414 and 395 Ford Road, and at 85 Brown Alley and 110 Eva St. were on the list for demolition and removal by the city. The property owners of homes at 385 and 395 Ford Road did not receive extensions because they had not responded to notices from the city that the properties need to be cleared, property maintenance director Benjie Thomas said, adding, “We’ve got homes (in Ford and the Kings community) where people have left them and never returned.” He said the extensions were granted to allow property owners time to decide what they want to do with the property. “Once we learn their intentions, we can move on the properties,” he said. He said if property owners decide to raze the buildings themselves, they need to get a demolition permit from the city. “Do not put the demolition debris by the side of the road,” he said. “The property owners are responsible for removing their debris.” In a related matter, the board granted an extension to the owner of 1019 North First St. to remove trash and debris and remove a dilapidated building.

deaths Katie Dowery Services for Katie Dowery will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Travelers Rest M.B. Church with the Rev. Thomas Bernard officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Lorman. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 6 at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Ms. Dowery died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. She was 66. Ms. Dowery was a member and a mother of the church at Travelers Rest M.B. Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus White and Gussie Lee Harris. Survivors include her sons, Johnnie Dowery of Minneapolis and Kavin Smith of Vicksburg; two brothers, Clyde Harris and Wylie Harris, both of Port Gibson; two sisters, Delois Johnson of Minneapolis and Juliette Washington of Utica; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Christine R. Harris Christine R. Harris died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. She was 61. Ms. Harris was a native of San Francisco and a retired nurse practitioner. She had lived in Vicksburg since 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Johnye Brown. Survivors include a son, Kelly Harris of Yuba City, Calif.; a daughter, Angelia Donaghe of Vicksburg; two brothers, Kelly Brown and Kevin Brown, both of Port-

land, Ore.; and a sister, Kasey Brown. A memorial service was at 4 p.m. Monday at Christ Episcopal Church with Glenwood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The Rev. Sam Godfrey officiated.

Donna Stokes Donna “Susie” Stokes died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at the Bolivar County Medical Center in Cleveland, Miss. She was 45. Born in Vicksburg, Susie was the daughter of the late James Grady Trichell and Carol Janet Davis Trichell. She was a member of the Pentecostal faith. She survived by one son, William Stokes II; two granddaughters, Lailah and Izzy Stokes; a sister, Gina Poticher; a brother, James Daniel Trichell; and many other loving family members and friends. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Lee Nell Vanardo PORT GIBSON — Lee Nell Vanardo died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 85. A native of Franklin County, she had been making her home in Port Gibson for the past 57 years. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson

High School in Jefferson County and was employed at the American Paper Tube Co. in Port Gibson for 37 years. She was a member of the Friendship Club in Port Gibson and was a faithful member of the Port Gibson Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Vanardo; and her husband of 64 years, Leroy, in 2007. Survivors include her daughter, Annell Parman and her husband, Buddy, of Port Gibson; her son, Daniel Vanardo of West Monroe; her sister, Bobbie Coleman Smith of Nashville; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-

grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Port Gibson Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Union Church Cemetery in Union Church. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the service at the church.

James E. Williams James E. “Dick Willis” Williams died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Edwards. He was 77. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.





Partly cloudy tonight, chance of sprinkles, lows in the lower 40s; mostly sunny Wednesday, highs in the lower 60s

WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.

LOCAL FORECAST Wednesday-Thursday

Partly cloudy Wednesday night, lows in the mid-50s; mostly sunny Thursday highs in the mid-50s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy tonight, chance of sprinkles, lows in the lower 40s Wednesday-Thursday

Partly cloudy Wednesday night, lows in the mid-50s; mostly sunny Thursday highs in the mid-50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 56º Low/past 24 hours............... 39º Average temperature......... 48º Normal this date................... 48º Record low.................4º in 1895 Record high............79º in 1999 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.88 inches Total/year.................9.96 inches Normal/month......1.19 inches Normal/year...........6.66 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 5:01 A.M. Most active...............11:13 P.M. Active............................. 5:26 P.M. Most active................11:43 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:40 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:41 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:52

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 35.9 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 23.7 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.0 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 23.9 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 17.7 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 27.9 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................83.6 River....................................83.4

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 40.2 Thursday................................ 38.5 Friday....................................... 36.2 Memphis Wednesday........................... 24.6 Thursday................................ 24.4 Friday....................................... 23.8 Greenville Wednesday........................... 41.7 Thursday................................ 41.8 Friday....................................... 41.8 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 36.6 Thursday................................ 37.1 Friday....................................... 37.2


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Vicksburg Post


SPORTS Tue sday, F e bruar y 7, 2012 • SE C T I O N B PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B6

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142


(G) St. Al vs. Piney Woods Today, 4 p.m. at Natchez Cathedral (B) St. Al vs. Hinds AHS Today, 5:30 p.m. at Natchez Cathedral (B) Vicksburg vs. Greenville-Weston Today, 5:30 p.m. at Clinton (G) Vicksburg vs. WC Today, 7 p.m., at Clinton

On TV 8 p.m. ESPNU - Alabama, without suspended forward Tony Mitchell, travels to Auburn for the Iron Bowl of hoops.


Porters Chapel basketball player scored 12 points in a 60-18 loss to Rebul Academy on Monday. Story/B2

Sidelines Hornets can’t hold big lead vs. Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After digging themselves a hole 18 points deep with poor shooting and porous defense, DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings avoided the temptation to bicker with one another. Coach Keith Smart hoped it was a sign of a young team maturing and pulling together. “They had a nice discussion with each other at halftime,” Smart said. “They picked up the pace and I thought they did a really good job.” Cousins finished with 28 points and 19 rebounds, and Sacramento stormed back for a 100-92 victory over the slumping New Orleans Hornets on Monday night. Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, when Sacramento took its first lead on Marcus Thornton’s free throw with 6:24 left. Isaiah Thomas scored 17, including a 31-foot rainbow late in the shot clock that gave the Kings a 94-88 lead with 2:15 to go. The Hornets have now lost six straight and 21 of 23 while falling to 4-21 overall. Greivis Vasquez tied a season high with 20 points and Marco Belinelli scored 18 points for the Hornets, who have led numerous games in the second half only to fade down the stretch. Emeka Okafor scored a season-high 19 points, while Chris Kaman added 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in his return from a weeklong absence while the Hornets tried to trade him. “It’s not easy for us. ... We played well enough to (win) games like this,” Vasquez said. “We’ve lost games by two or three points and we keep doing the same thing over and over again.”

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 5-4-9 La. Pick 4: 4-8-7-9 Weekly results: B2

prep basketball

Vicksburg’s dynamic duo VHS, WC Arkoful, Callahan give Missy Gators big boost on the court to meet


By Steve Wilson A lot of basketball teams that have to rely heavily on the contributions of a freshman point guard and an eighth-grade forward would be concerned going into a divisional tournament. Vicksburg isn’t going into tonight’s Division 3-6A tournament opener against Warren Central in Clinton. Freshman Ama Arkoful and eighth-grader Karry Callahan have given the Missy Gators (12-12, 3-3) a big boost in their varsity debuts. “We’ve had our times, our ups and downs,” Vicksburg coach Barbara Hartzog said. “It’s been a learning year. They’re coming on strong at the end and that’s what’s important. Karry helps Ama because they know each other so well and they feed off each other. It works down to the other players and everybody is feeding off each other.” But one half of that duo will be sidelined, at least for a game. Callahan will likely sit tonight’s game with a knee injury sustained in the regular-season finale last week against Brandon. Hartzog said that her young forward will have a chance to play in Friday’s championship game. Arkoful made her varsity debut at the beginning of the season and after adjusting to the level of competition, she’s caught fire. In nine of the last 11 games, she has scored 20 points or more to lead the Missy Gators to an 8-3 record in that span. “It was really tough at first because it’s such a fast pace,” Arkoful said. Her multi-faceted game makes her tough to cover. Give her space and she’ll use her pull-up game to hurt opponents off the dribble. Play her tightly and her quickness and tenacity driving to the hoop allows her to create shots for herself or her teammates. She’s also grasping the concept of becoming a team leader as the team’s point guard, able to hurt opposing teams with her ability to drive and kick to the perimeter or feed the post effectively. “She sees the whole floor,” Hartzog said. “She’s always looking inside for the post and she makes good passes. She can get herself open and she’s got every area covered. She’s just an all-around player. She makes her teammates look good. They’re (point guards) the coach on

By Jeff Byrd

the floor and I’ve got to put it in her hands and she’s got to be able to handle it. Her teammates have to believe in her and they are. Now they see what she’s bringing to the team, she’s involving them and she’s working hard.” Another factor helping Arkoful is that she is a classic gym rat. After practice five times a week, Arkoful heads home, eats supper and then head to the YMCA for more basketball. As for Callahan, she’d practiced with the varsity all season and quickly showed she belonged. When the junior high season ended, she was a call-up and made her debut in a big division game against Clinton on Jan. 25. After letting Callahan watch in the first quarter to get a feel for the game, Hartzog sent her in and the eighth-grader didn’t feel any nervousness going into her first varsity game. “I was just ready to go,” Callahan said.

Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

For the third straight year, Vicksburg and Warren Central’s girls meet in an elimination game in the Division 3-6A Tournament. The two teams play tonight at 7 at Clinton High School. Warren Central has won the last two meetings in the division tournament. Two years ago in Greenville, WC won 50-46. Last year, the Lady Vikes ended the Missy Gators’ season, 42-34, at VHS. Vicksburg (12-12, 3-3) has had more success this season compared to WC (8-16, 2-4), but that means little in this rivalry. The two teams Antoinette split in the Mayfield regular season with each winning on the other’s home floor. A win Tuesday would clinch a spot in next week’s Class 6A playoffs. The North State 6A satellite round games are set for Monday. Vicksburg coach Barbara Hartzog said her Missy Gators are aware of tonight’s challenge. “We’re 12-12 and that’s pretty average,” Hartzog said. “We were 3-3 in the division and that’s average, too. Do we want to continue to be just average or do we want to be better than that? Which team shows up?” A key will be if Warren Central can find a way to put points on the board. The Lady Vikes lost their inside scoring presence when 6-foot-4 senior center Shegredda Shorter was dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons. “If we can shoot halfway decent, we can be in the game,” WC coach Jackie Martin-Brown said. “We just need someone to have a good game. We feel like we can execute our defensive plan.” The Lady Vikes’ plan plan will be to contain Vicksburg freshman guard Ama Arkoful. She is the leading scorer in Warren County this season at 17.2 points per game. Vicksburg appeared to have a second option emerging with eighth-grade forward Karry Callahan, but a third quarter knee injury Friday night at home against

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Vicksburg High forward Karry Callahan drives past Clinton’s Selena Slater.

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Brenden Neville•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High freshman guard Ama Arkoful goes up for a shot as Terry guard Calan Johnson defends.

college football

PCA standouts Buys, Gaston sign with community colleges By Jeff Byrd Talbot Buys hopes to play Division I football some day. Thanks to a scholarship from Holmes Community College, Buys took a big step Monday toward that goal when he signed with the Bulldogs. He was joined by Porters Chapel Academy teammate Kawayne Gaston. The PCA running back signed with Mississippi Delta Community College. At 6-foot-8 and 255 pounds, Buys has a frame that the Holmes’ staff found intriguing.

Talbot Buys

Kawayne Gaston

“When I went to the football camps last summer, the coaches said I had an NFL-type body,” Buys said. “I started to improve on my footwork and it got better as the season went on. I want to play in the SEC, or at least, Division 1, and I feel Holmes

offers me the best route to get there.” Buys led the Eagles to a 6-6 record and a berth in the Class A playoffs. He had 52 tackles and four sacks on defense. He played in the MAIS All-Star game at Mississippi College in December. Buys said while Holmes has struggled on the field the past two seasons, it was a good place for him. “They are in a rebuilding mode, and it’s a work in progress, but I’m definitely going to give it my best,” Buys said. Gaston might be able to step right in and play at Mississippi Delta. He led PCA

with 1,600 rushing yards last season. Yet it was a 200yard game he had against Greenville-Weston while at Vicksburg High that drew the attention of new MDCC coach Bill Lott. For the past two seasons, Lott was the football coach at GreenvilleWeston. “I guess he remembered my game against them,” Gaston said. “It was one of the best games of my career.” Lott told Gaston that he would have the chance to play immediately. “He said they are putting in a pro-style offense that is suited just for me,” Gaston

said. “I should be able to start right away.” Porters Chapel coach Wade Patrick said the two signings continue the positive direction for the PCA program. PCA now has four players under football scholarship for next fall. Chris Marshall begins his second season at Gulf Coast CC and Reed Gordon is a sophomore long snapper at Mississippi State. “It’s great for a small school like us,” Patrick said. “We’ve shown people, not only can you get a good education here, but you will also get seen by the college scouts. This is a good day for us.”


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Rimmer lifts Braves to win

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By The Associated Press

Brandon has sidelined her for tonight at least. Hartzog said senior Antoinette Mayfield and sophomore Kailin Young must step up. “Kailin and Antoinette did a really good job against Brandon,” Hartzog said. “We need that again.” The Vicksburg boys (9-15) face Greenville-Weston today at 5:30. The Gators have lost six straight. “Six straight losses is not something you want to go into the division tournament with, that’s the truth,” Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson said. “Our last win was against Greenville (72-65) so maybe that will help us.”

Xavian Rimmer sank a pair of foul shots with 10 seconds left, lifting Alcorn State to a 57-55 win over Grambling State on Monday night. Rimmer’s shots salvaged the Braves (7-16, 4-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference) after they nearly gave away a 55-51 lead with 11⁄2 minutes left. Quincy Roberts tied it at 55-all for Gramblings on a layup with 38 seconds remaining.

Ready was an understatement, as Callahan pulled down 10 rebounds, blocked three shots and scored 15 points in a 54-44 win. In a win over Yazoo City on Tuesday, Callahan scored five points, but grabbed six rebounds, four of which came on the offensive end, and blocked three shots. Callahan is the classic example of a high-energy player. She hits the boards with reckless abandon and plays defense with bulldog-like tenacity. A lot of players shy away from dirty work like rebounding. Callahan loves it. “When I see the ball in the air, I know it’s mine,” Callahan said. “I want it and I’m going to get it.” While Arkoful makes the whole team run, Callahan’s impact has been

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Florida at Kentucky 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Iowa State at Oklahoma State 6 p.m. ESPNU - Maryland at Clemson 8 p.m. ESPN - Purdue at Ohio State 8 p.m. ESPNU - Alabama at Auburn NHL 6 p.m. FSN - Vancouver at Nashville 6:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network Los Angeles at Tampa Bay


from staff & AP reports

Prep basketball PCA’s season ends in district tournament Porters Chapel Academy’s season came to an end Monday night with a 60-18 loss to Rebul Academy in the first round of the District 5-A Tournament. Claire Mims scored 12 points for Lady Eagles (0-22), which lost to Rebul for the third time this season. Mikayla Boyd had 20 points for Rebul (19-9), all in the first half, as the Lady Raiders advanced to face Veritas in the semifinals on Friday night. PCA’s boys’ team had a first-round bye in the tournament. They’ll play Park Place in the semifinals on Friday at 7:45 p.m. Park Place beat Mt. Salus, 61-55, in the first round on Monday.

PREP FOOTBALL Clinton parts ways with coach Brown Clinton High School coach Scott Brown will not return for the 2012 season, the Clinton School District announced Monday. The district announced the decision in an e-mailed press release. Brown, 38, had been at Clinton for 16 years. He spent the last seven as head football coach and athletic director, and had a 54-31 record. The Arrows were 5-7 in 2011 and lost in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs to eventual state champion Olive Branch. Even though they made the playoffs, it was their first losing season since 2005. Brown had won at least eight games each year from 200610. He went 11-2 in 2009, losing in the second round of the playoffs to eventual state champion South Panola.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 7 1882 — John L. Sullivan wins the world heavyweight bare-knuckle title by beating Paddy Ryan in a nine-round bout in Mississippi City, Miss. 1970 — Pete Maravich scores 69 points, including 47 in the second half, to set a NCAA record, but LSU loses to Alabama 106-104. 1990 — Lisa Leslie of Morningside High School in Inglewood, Calif., scores 101 points in the first half against South Torrance High School. The final score is 102-24 as the coach of South Torrance decides not to bring his team out for the second half. 2010 — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints rally to beat Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV. Brees ties a Super Bowl record with 32 completions, the last a 2-yard slant to Jeremy Shockey for the winning points with 5:42 remaining. Tracy Porter’s 74-yard interception return on a pass from Manning ends the Colts’ comeback bid.

on the rest of the post players, who are rebounding better in the two games since she moved up to varsity. “We’re getting that from Karry and she’s bringing out the best in the other ones (posts),” Hartzog said. “In the past couple of games, the other posts are stepping out and hitting the boards as hard as Karry has. That’s putting a lot on an eighth-grader, but she’s bought into the system and she knows it. She brings us a lot of energy and the whole game changes.” The best news is that there is likely more to come. Most of Hartzog’s roster is underclassmen and the group, led by Arkoful and Callahan’s infectious energy, has plenty of basketball left in it. “They’re young, but if they stick together, they’re going to be strong,” Hartzog said.

The Vicksburg Post

Miss. Valley St. 78, Alabama A&M 64 Terrence Joyner scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half. It was a school record 11th straight win for the conferenceleading Delta Devils (12-11, 11-0 SWAC). Cor-J Cox, who scored all his points in the second half, Paul

College basketball Crosby and Brent Arrington added 12 points each for MVSU.

Southern U. 49, Jackson St. 44, OT Jameel Grace scored six of his 18 points in overtime to lead Southern University past Jackson State. Grace hit the first basket of overtime, and Quinton Doggett’s layup gave the Jaguars (13-11, 9-2 SWAC) a 45-41 lead. Jonathan Lewis’ 3-pointer brought the Tigers (5-18, 3-8) within a point, but a jumper by Grace made it 47-44 with 48 seconds left. Jackson State’s Kelsey Howard missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer, finishing with 16 points.

scoreboard prep basketball Division tournament schedules Division 3-6A

At Clinton High School Boys Today Vicksburg vs. Greenville-Weston, 5:30 p.m. Friday Vicksburg-Greenville winner vs. Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Girls Today Clinton vs. Greenville-Weston, 4 p.m. Warren Central vs. Vicksburg, 7 p.m. Friday Championship game, 6 p.m. ———

Division 7-1A

At Natchez Cathedral Boys Today St. Aloysius vs. Hinds AHS, 5:30 p.m. Cathedral vs. Bogue Chitto, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Cathedral-Bogue Chitto winner vs. Piney Woods, 5:30 p.m. Hinds AHS-St. Al winner vs. West Lincoln, 8:30 p.m. Friday Consolation game, 5:30 p.m. Championship game, 8:30 p.m. Girls Today St. Aloysius vs. Piney Woods, 4 p.m. West Lincoln vs. Cathedral, 7 p.m. Thursday St. Al-Piney Woods winner vs. Hinds AHS, 4 p.m. West Lincoln-Cathedral winner vs. Bogue Chitto, 7 p.m. Friday Consolation game, 4 p.m. Championship game, 7 p.m. ———

District 5-A

At Rebul Academy Girls Monday Veritas 51, Park Place 19 Rebul 60, Porters Chapel 18 Today Russell Christian vs. Newton Academy, 5 p.m. Friday Russell-Newton winner vs. Mt. Salus, 4 p.m. Veritas vs. PCA, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Consolation game, 2 p.m. Championship game, 4:30 p.m. Boys Monday Mt. Salus 61, Park Place 58 Today Veritas vs. Russell Christian, 5 p.m. Rebul vs. Newton Academy, 7:30 p.m. Friday Rebul-Newton winner vs. Veritas-Russell winner, 5:15 p.m. Mt. Salus-vs. Porters Chapel, 7:45 p.m. Saturday Consolation game, 3:15 p.m. Championship game, 5:45 p.m.


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Kentucky 9 0 1.000 23 1 .958 Florida 7 1 .875 19 4 .826 Mississippi St. 5 3 .625 18 5 .783 Vanderbilt 5 3 .625 16 7 .696 Arkansas 4 4 .500 16 7 .696 Alabama 4 4 .500 15 7 .682 Ole Miss 4 4 .500 14 8 .636 LSU 3 5 .375 13 9 .591 Tennessee 3 5 .375 11 12 .478 Auburn 3 6 .333 13 10 .565 Georgia 1 7 .125 10 12 .455 South Carolina 1 7 .125 9 13 .409 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Florida at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Alabama at Auburn, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games South Carolina at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Georgia, 7 p.m. LSU at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Game Ole Miss at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. ———


Southern Miss Tulsa Memphis UCF Marshall Rice UAB Tulane UTEP East Carolina Houston SMU

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT 7 1 .875 20 3 .870 7 2 .778 14 9 .609 6 2 .750 16 7 .696 6 3 .667 17 6 .739 5 4 .556 14 9 .609 4 5 .444 13 11 .542 4 5 .444 9 13 .409 3 6 .333 15 8 .652 3 6 .333 10 13 .435 3 6 .333 12 10 .545 3 6 .333 10 11 .476 2 7 .222 10 13 .435 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Memphis at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Marshall at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Rice at Houston, 7 p.m. TCU at SMU, 7 p.m. Tulsa at UTEP, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled ———


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT MVSU 11 0 1.000 12 11 .522 Southern U. 9 2 .818 13 11 .542 Prairie View 6 4 .600 10 13 .435 Texas Southern 6 4 .600 7 15 .318

Alabama St. Alcorn St. Ark.-Pine Bluff Alabama A&M Jackson St Grambling St.

5 6 .455 8 4 7 .364 7 4 7 .364 5 3 8 .273 5 3 8 .273 5 3 8 .273 3 Monday’s Games MVSU 78, Alabama A&M 64 Southern U. 49, Jackson St. 44, OT Ark.-Pine Bluff 62, Alabama St. 61 Alcorn St. 57, Grambling St. 55 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled ———

15 16 19 15 18 18

.348 .304 .208 .250 .217 .143

Top 25 Schedule

Monday’s Games No. 4 Missouri 71, Oklahoma 68 No. 18 Marquette 89, DePaul 76 No. 24 Louisville 80, UConn 59 Today’s Games No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 8 Florida, 6 p.m. No. 3 Ohio St. vs. Purdue, 8 p.m. No. 17 Creighton at Evansville, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 12 Georgetown, 6 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina vs. No. 10 Duke, 8 p.m. No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 7 Kansas, 6 p.m. No. 11 Michigan St. vs. Penn St., 5:30 p.m. No. 15 Florida St. at Boston College, 6 p.m. No. 19 Virginia vs. Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. No. 22 Michigan at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 9 Murray St. vs. Tennessee St., 7 p.m. No. 16 Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga, 10 p.m. No. 20 Mississippi St. vs. Ole Miss, 6 p.m. No. 21 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 6 p.m. No. 23 Indiana vs. Illinois, 7 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Monday’s Games MVSU 78, Alabama A&M 64 Southern U. 49, Jackson St. 44, OT Alcorn St. 57, Grambling St. 55 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Game Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Ole Miss at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Delta St. at West Georgia, 7 p.m. Faulkner at William Carey, 7:30 p.m. Mobile at Belhaven, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi College at Texas-Dallas, 7:30 p.m. ———

Monday’s Scores

EAST Boston U. 81, Albany (NY) 78 Stony Brook 57, New Hampshire 48 Vermont 73, Maine 63 SOUTH Alcorn St. 57, Grambling St. 55 Belmont 94, Austin Peay 55 Davidson 76, Wofford 54 Delaware St. 77, Hampton 69 Elon 82, Appalachian St. 59 Florida A&M 87, NC A&T 77 Georgia Southern 64, Furman 57 Howard 54, Morgan St. 46 Jacksonville 74, Stetson 63 Louisville 80, UConn 59 MVSU 78, Alabama A&M 64 Mercer 54, ETSU 46 NC Central 81, Bethune-Cookman 79 Norfolk St. 72, Md.-Eastern Shore 60 North Florida 68, Florida Gulf Coast 62 SC State 74, Longwood 58 SC-Upstate 70, Kennesaw St. 58 Savannah St. 55, Texas A&M-CC 49 Southern U. 49, Jackson St. 44, OT MIDWEST Marquette 89, DePaul 76 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 62, Alabama St. 61 Missouri 71, Oklahoma 68 Texas 70, Texas A&M 68 FAR WEST Montana 76, Idaho St. 40


ALCORN ST. (6-16) McDonald 4-8 3-4 11, Oakley 6-12 4-4 17, Nieves 6-19 4-7 16, Rimmer 2-6 4-4 9, Sullivan 1-3 0-0 2, Hawkins 0-0 0-0 0, Tufono 0-0 0-0 0, Sanders 0-3 0-0 0, Starks 0-0 2-3 2. Totals 19-51 17-22 57. GRAMBLING ST. (3-18) Livas 0-1 1-2 1, Roberts 2-8 5-7 9, Purvis 1-3 0-2 2, Copeland 1-1 0-0 2, Roberson 5-9 3-5 14, Rogers 4-10 0-0 11, Dorsett 6-13 2-5 16, Wheeler 0-2 0-0 0, Danridge 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-47 11-21 55. Halftime—Grambling St. 32-26. 3-Point Goals— Alcorn St. 2-11 (Rimmer 1-3, Oakley 1-5, McDonald 0-1, Nieves 0-2), Grambling St. 6-17 (Rogers 3-7, Dorsett 2-6, Roberson 1-1, Purvis 0-1, Roberts 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Alcorn St. 27 (Nieves 9), Grambling St. 37 (Roberson 11). Assists—Alcorn St. 13 (Nieves 5), Grambling St. 11 (Dorsett, Livas 3). Total Fouls—Alcorn St. 18, Grambling St. 19. A—NA.

Tank McNamara


ALABAMA A&M (5-15) Cantey 8-13 4-6 20, Crutcher 2-5 6-6 10, Tabb 5-12 2-5 12, Ellis 5-12 0-0 11, Hunter 1-2 0-0 2, Hardy Jr. 1-1 0-0 3, Hill 0-0 1-2 1, Long 0-0 0-0 0, Ingram 0-1 2-2 2, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Alexander 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 23-48 16-22 64. MVSU (12-11) Joyner 8-12 7-11 27, Arrington 4-6 3-4 12, Studivant 0-4 0-0 0, Burwell 3-13 2-4 9, Crosby 2-8 7-7 12, Pajkovic 3-4 0-3 6, Cox 4-7 2-4 12, Ralling 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-54 21-33 78. Halftime—MVSU 31-30. 3-Point Goals—Alabama A&M 2-12 (Hardy Jr. 1-1, Ellis 1-4, Tabb 0-1, Cantey 0-1, Martin 0-1, Ingram 0-1, Crutcher 0-3), MVSU 9-18 (Joyner 4-5, Cox 2-3, Arrington 1-1, Crosby 1-4, Burwell 1-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Alabama A&M 31 (Hunter 7), MVSU 35 (Cox 7). Assists—Alabama A&M 10 (Crutcher 4), MVSU 16 (Burwell 6). Total Fouls—Alabama A&M 25, MVSU 20. A—3,091.


SOUTHERN U. (13-11) Doggett 5-12 2-3 12, Beltran 2-10 3-4 9, Grace 7-14 3-4 18, Monroe 1-2 1-2 3, F. Coleman 0-1 1-2 1, Marshall 0-0 0-0 0, Celestin 1-3 1-3 3, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Bol 0-2 0-0 0, Webb 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 17-45 11-18 49. JACKSON ST. (5-18) Taylor 0-3 0-0 0, Jones 3-7 0-2 6, Armstrong 0-2 0-0 0, Howard 5-25 3-4 16, Lewis 2-9 3-3 9, Stewart 1-6 0-0 3, Coleman 2-5 0-1 4, Readus 1-7 1-2 3, Gregory 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 15-66 8-14 44. Halftime—Tied 22-22. End Of Regulation—Tied 41. 3-Point Goals—Southern U. 4-11 (Beltran 2-5, Webb 1-1, Grace 1-3, Celestin 0-2), Jackson St. 6-22 (Howard 3-13, Lewis 2-5, Stewart 1-4). Fouled Out—Lewis. Rebounds—Southern U. 42 (Doggett 12), Jackson St. 46 (Jones, Lewis 7). Assists—Southern U. 7 (Grace, Marshall 2), Jackson St. 8 (Lewis 7). Total Fouls—Southern U. 15, Jackson St. 18. A—465.

women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

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Monday’s Games 1 Baylor 81, Oklahoma 54 5 Duke 96, No. 22 North Carolina 56 8 Maryland 64, No. 22 Georgia Tech 56 10 Ohio St. 72, Wisconsin 58 Today’s Games 2 Notre Dame at Syracuse, 6 p.m. 3 Connecticut at No. 20 Louisville, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games 6 Miami vs. No. 23 North Carolina, 6 p.m. 14 Georgetown vs. Seton Hall, 6 p.m. 15 Texas A&M vs. Kansas St., 7 p.m. 25 St. Bonaventure at Massachusetts, 4 p.m. Thursday’s Games 4 Stanford vs. Southern Cal, 8 p.m. 5 Duke at Boston College, 6 p.m. 8 Maryland at Clemson, 6 p.m. 9 Green Bay vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. 10 Ohio St. at Illinois, 7 p.m. 11 Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. 12 Delaware vs. Old Dominion, 6 p.m. 13 Nebraska vs. Michigan, 7:05 p.m. 18 Penn St. vs. Wisconsin, 6 p.m. 19 Gonzaga at BYU, 8 p.m. 24 South Carolina at Arkansas, 7 p.m. ———

The Women’s AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40).............................23-0 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame...........................23-1 960 2 3. Connecticut............................21-2 917 3 4. Stanford..................................20-1 882 4 5. Duke.......................................18-3 805 5 6. Miami......................................20-3 803 7 7. Kentucky................................21-3 728 6 8. Maryland................................19-3 709 9 9. Green Bay..............................20-0 659 10 10. Ohio St.................................20-2 651 11 11. Tennessee...........................17-6 582 8 12. Delaware..............................20-1 556 12 13. Nebraska..............................19-3 507 16 14. Georgetown..........................18-5 444 17 15. Texas A&M..........................16-5 417 18 16. Purdue..................................19-5 385 15 17. Rutgers.................................17-6 334 13 18. Penn St................................18-5 307 19 19. Gonzaga...............................21-3 268 20 20. Louisville..............................17-6 217 14 21. Georgia................................18-6 207 21 22. Georgia Tech.......................17-6 128 24 22. North Carolina......................17-5 128 23 24. South Carolina.....................18-5 123 — 25. St. Bonaventure...................22-2 82 — Others receiving votes: DePaul 38, BYU 28, California 25, Texas Tech 24, Oklahoma 18, Arkansas 14, Princeton 12, St. John’s 12, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Kansas St. 7, UTEP 7, Fresno St. 6, Bowling Green 1, West Virginia 1. Ballots Online:

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Philadelphia...................18 Boston...........................13 New York.......................10 New Jersey...................8 Toronto..........................8

L 7 10 15 18 18

Pct GB .720 — .565 4 .400 8 .308 10 1/2 .308 10 1/2

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................18 Atlanta...........................16 Orlando..........................15 Washington....................5 Charlotte........................3

L 6 9 10 20 21

Central Division

W Chicago.........................21 Indiana...........................16 Milwaukee......................10 Cleveland.......................9 Detroit............................6

L 6 7 13 13 20

Pct GB .750 — .640 2 1/2 .600 3 1/2 .200 13 1/2 .125 15 Pct GB .778 — .696 3 .435 9 .409 9 1/2 .231 14 1/2


W San Antonio...................17 Dallas.............................14 Houston.........................14 Memphis........................12 New Orleans.................4

L 9 11 11 13 21

Pct GB .654 — .560 2 1/2 .560 2 1/2 .480 4 1/2 .160 12 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............19 Denver...........................15 Utah...............................13 Portland.........................14 Minnesota......................12

L 5 10 10 11 12

Pct .792 .600 .565 .560 .500

GB — 4 1/2 5 1/2 5 1/2 7

W L Pct L.A. Clippers..................15 7 .682 L.A. Lakers....................14 11 .560 Phoenix..........................10 14 .417 Golden State.................8 13 .381 Sacramento...................9 15 .375 Monday’s Games L.A. Clippers 107, Orlando 102, OT Washington 111, Toronto 108, OT Philadelphia 95, L.A. Lakers 90 Phoenix 99, Atlanta 90 Chicago 108, New Jersey 87 New York 99, Utah 88 Sacramento 100, New Orleans 92 San Antonio 89, Memphis 84 Houston 99, Denver 90 Oklahoma City 111, Portland 107, OT Today’s Games Utah at Indiana, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

GB — 2 1/2 6 6 1/2 7

Pacific Division

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-7-6 La. Pick 4: 6-4-7-2 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-9 La. Pick 4: 4-8-7-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-9-8 La. Pick 4: 8-7-7-5 Mega Millions: 9-17-18-28-43 Megaball: 9; Megaplier; 3 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-0 La. Pick 4: 1-2-0-1 Easy 5: 5-11-12-31-3 La. Lotto: 3-20-21-24-28-35 Powerball: 8-13-17-34-59 Powerball: 35 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-4 La. Pick 4: 0-0-8-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-8-4 La. Pick 4: 5-6-6-0 Mega Millions: 7-19-21-49-53 Megaball: 35; Megaplier: 4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-5-0 La. Pick 4: 0-3-4-1 Easy 5: 19-21-25-32-33 La. Lotto: 6-15-17-19-21-36 Powerball: 15-23-43-45-56 Powerball: 7

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

‘the boundaries were crossed’

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Love & Other Drugs” — A pharmaceutical salesman, Jake Gyllenhaal, begins a tempestuous romance with a free-spirited Parkinson’s patient, Anne Hathaway./7 on Cinemax n SPORTS College basketball — Florida takes its shot at the SEC’s top cat, No. 1-ranked Kentucky, tonight at Rupp Arena./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Ringer” — When Juliet’s mother, Catherine, visits, she wreaks havoc on Bridget and Andrew’s Jake Gyllenhaal relationship; Bridget thinks she’s discovered the key to learning more about her sister./8 on CW

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Miguel Ferrer, actor, 57; Robert Smigel, comedy writer, 52; James Spader, actor, 52; Garth Brooks, country singer, 50; Eddie Izzard, actor-comedian, 50; Chris Rock, actor-comedian, 47; Essence Atkins, actress, 40; Ashton Kutcher, actor, 34; Tina Majorino, actress, 27.


Travis arrested on public drunk charge Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church. Denton County sheriff’s spokesman Tom Reedy said police in the town of Sanger arrested Travis early Monday after spotting a vehicle parked in front of a church and finding an open bottle of wine and Travis smelling of alcohol. Reedy said Travis, whose hits include “Forever Randy Travis and Ever, Amen,” was taken to the Denton County jail about 1:30 a.m. and released six hours later. The singer, who lives in the small town of Tioga near Sanger, apologized in a statement to The Associated Press “for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl.”

Chris Brown to perform at Grammys Chris Brown will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, the event where his career almost ended three years ago. Brown assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party in 2009 and is serving five years of probation for the felony attack. A source told The Associated Press on Monday that Brown will hit the stage at Sunday’s show, which will be broadcast on CBS at 7 p.m. Chris Brown After his attack on Rihanna, Brown’s reputation plummeted. But he has since bounced back, releasing multiple mixtapes and the multi-hit album, “F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies).” It’s nominated for three Grammys.

Britain marks Dickens’ 200th birthday Prince Charles led ceremonies today to mark the 200th birthday of novelist Charles Dickens — a writer as popular today as he was during his lifetime. The heir to the British throne laid a wreath on the writer’s grave in Westminster Abbey’s Poet’s Corner, in front of an audience containing dozens of Dickens’ descendants. Actor Ralph Fiennes read from “Bleak House,” and there were prayers for the poor and marginalized, for writers and for journalists. More events are being held in Portsmouth, southern England, where Dickens was born the son of a navy pay clerk on Feb. 7, 1812. When he died in 1870, at 58, he was one of the most famous writers in the world.

Super Bowl draws 111.3M viewers For the third consecutive year, the Super Bowl set a record as the most-watched television show in U.S. history. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots on Sunday night. That narrowly beat the 111 million who watched Green Bay’s win over Pittsburgh last year. NBC was blessed by a competitive game between two teams that played in one of the Super Bowl’s most memorable contests four years ago, with one of them representing the largest media market in the country. The game wasn’t over until Tom Brady’s last-second heave into the end zone dropped onto the turf. That play itself had the biggest audience of any play in the game, according to the digital video recorder maker Tivo. Nielsen said 117.7 million people were watching during the last half hour of the game. The last two Super Bowls, along with the 2010 game between New Orleans and Indianapolis and the finale of “M-A-S-H” in 1983, are the only programs to exceed 100 million viewers in U.S. television history.

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Man drunk when he picked up drunk son A central Pennsylvania father was drunk when he drove to a police station to pick up his even drunker son who had been arrested for drunken driving after he was found passed out in his car, police said. City police have charged David Peterson Sr., 44, and David Peterson Jr., 24, with drunken driving and other violations for incidents that occurred early Jan. 20. The elder Peterson faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 22 and his son on Feb. 15. Police said the father’s blood-alcohol content was 1 1/2 times the state’s legal limit when he drove to the police station, while his son’s was slightly more than double the legal limit.

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Racy ads for movie about infidelity pulled PARIS (AP) — What does it take to shock in the land of the Gallic shrug? Ads that suggest adulterous oral sex, according to complaints about new movie “Les Infideles.” Posters for the film — which show the contented male stars with faceless women in submissive positions — went up Tuesday but were being taken down following a request from France’s self-regulating advertising body. In one poster, actor and comedian Jean Dujardin stands between a pair of upside-down bare female legs, clutching them. In another, the back of a woman’s head is waist high to actor Gilles Lellouche, who is on his cell phone. Her hands stretch up to his chest and a

quotation over his head reads: “It’s going to cut off. I’m going into a tunnel.” “We could see that this campaign didn’t respect (the rules) with the sexually explicit positions, the play on words ... the boundaries were crossed,” said Stephane Martin, the head of the Authority of Professional Regulation of Advertising. Some French newspapers have suggested the ads could even cost Dujardin — nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the silent hit film “The Artist”— the Oscar. They at least appear to have hit a raw nerve in a land with fresh memories of the scandal of last year’s arrest of potential presidential contender Dominique Strauss-Kahn on

charges of attempted rape. JC Decaux, the outdoor advertising company that hung the posters, conceded they weren’t in “good taste” and they would all be down by the end of the day. They have been replaced by a third poster, where the male leads sit and laugh as two sexily clad women walk away. To some, the rumblings might indicate a post-StraussKahn shift in French mores. When the former head of the International Monetary Fund was arrested last year in New York — on charges later dropped — it set off soulsearching in a country known as a beacon for the sexually liberated and for its accep-

tance of extramarital affairs. Had the posters revived questions over whether France’s reputed sexual liberation is a one-way street and largely disenfranchising to women? Not quite, according to Osez le Feminisme, a French feminist organization. Magali Dehaas, a spokeswoman for the group, said that while she hoped the incident would prompt a rethink about sexism in advertising, she feared that the images shocked more for their sexually explicit content than for their depiction of women. She said StraussKahnn’s arrest might have started the wheels turning, but “we have a lot of work to do in that department.”

Madonna to start tour in Israel

Cee Lo Green, left, and Madonna perform during halftime of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna’s not finished with stadiums. Live Nation Entertainment said the Madonna’s first tour since 2009 will include a Sept. 6 show at Yankee Stadium. On Sunday, she was the Super Bowl halftime performer in Indianapolis. Her world tour will start May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel. It will include performances in

Istanbul, Brussels, Helsinki and Zurich. The North American portion of the tour will include Montreal and San Jose. The tour will also visit South American and Australia. Tickets for most of the U.S. shows go on sale Monday. Madonna’s last tour, 20082009’s “Sticky & Sweet,” grossed more than $400 million.

For workers on graveyard shift, daytime is bedtime Dear Abby: I just read the letter from a fellow frustrated night shifter, “Working a 40-Hour Week at Age 73.” I have worked 12-hour shifts for many years to accommodate our family life. It is easier for me to be home in the morning to get the kids to school and be home when they get off the bus in the afternoon. I have the early evening free to get them to their activities, then go to work later. I thoroughly agree that the rest of the world does not understand! I’ve had the strangest requests from people because I’m home during the day. My solution has been to turn off our home phone and sleep with my cell phone on (in case one of the kids gets sick at school or some other dire emergency). This year I made a laminated sign for my front door, asking for peace and quiet. It says, “Please do not ring my doorbell. Night-shift worker sleeping at this time.” — Sleepless in Wisconsin Dear Sleepless: Thanks for your letter. Your fellow nightshifters were in complete agreement with you. My newspaper readers comment: Dear Abby: There’s nothing unusual about “Working’s” problem. I worked the graveyard shift for years at different jobs in different states, and it was exactly the same. In my



case it was usually my mother, not my husband, who kept waking me up. Even worse, it wasn’t unusual for bosses to call and wake me. What surprised me was people who think sleep is optional. They seemed to think that they sleep at night because there’s nothing else to do. — Laura in Pollok, Texas Dear Abby: Many people

don’t understand night schedules. Relatives would announce they were coming to visit during my working weekends despite the fact that I’d specifically explained my schedule. My husband would snipe at me in underhanded ways. When I finally confronted him, he admitted that he “subconsciously” felt that someone sleeping during the day was lazy. Working nights is tough. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study has discovered that night workers get less rest even if they get a good day’s sleep, that we make less melatonin and we die younger. — R.N. in Connecticut Dear Abby: I sympathize

with “Working.” I also work a graveyard shift so I can be home with our newborn and not have to put him in day care eight hours a day. It’s hard for people to understand that even though it’s daytime for them, it’s my night! I found myself running errands, marketing, etc., because I felt guilty being at home all day and “doing nothing.” Please tell “Working” not to let anyone make her feel guilty. Everyone needs sleep — Fellow 3rd shifter in Indianapolis •

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Amanda and I had been dating for over seven months. Then one evening I did something stupid, and we got into a huge argument. She was yelling at me. When she called me stupid, I slapped her in the face. When I took her home, she said that she never wanted to see me again. The next day, her father called me and said that if I ever got near his daughter again, he would cause me great pain. I really miss Amanda, and I know that she misses me because I think she really loves me. I’m truly sorry for my stupid mistake, and I know it will be hard to get her back. I’m asking you how I’m going to succeed in getting her to forgive me. I’m not a violent guy. This is the first time I ever slapped a girl. I don’t know what came over me. — Nameless, Sacramento, Calif. Nameless: Your cowardly behavior with your ex-girlfriend is unforgivable! You are fortunate that you didn’t wind up in jail. Spend your time taking an anger management class, and then behave as a gentleman should when you are in the company of a lady. Consider yourself fortunate that Amanda’s father only threatened you. Dr. Wallace: I have found a wonderful way to commu-

nicate with parents when emotions are running high. Instead of yelling, crying or slamming a door, I go to my room and write them a letter expressing my thoughts. Sometimes I write them a poem. It really works! I don’t always get my way, but my parents at least understand my views, and they do their best to explain why the answer is “no.” I’d like to encourage all teens to give my method a try. — Nameless, McComb, Miss. Nameless: Excellent idea! The power of the pen can never be underestimated. Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend and I want our “on-again, offagain,” relationship to be on all the time. We say that we love each other, but yet we have problems. What do we need to do to have an “always happy” relationship? — Nameless, Talladega, Ala. Nameless: I firmly believe that open and honest communication is the most essential ingredient in any healthy relationship. When a couple can discuss any situation, it eliminates doubt, innuendos and suspicion. Effective communication is the result of trust, friendship and love. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Appearances could be deceptive. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — It won’t happen unassisted, but you will have an excellent chance to take a nominal opportunity and transform it into something quite outstanding. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There is a market for the gifts you possess, but it won’t come to you — you must find and exploit it. Start to investigate different areas for their commercial possibilities. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You could be more fortunate than usual in situations that contain elements of chance. However, you can’t leave everything up to luck — some degree of control will be essential. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — A situation about which you’ve been quite negative could surprise you with a fortuitous resolution. It proves that you should never view life through a dismal lens. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — A surefire formula for success contains equal parts optimism and elbow grease. Once you determine that you have a chance for something you want, put your muscles and joints to work. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You might start out with some

rather modest objectives, but once you spot something looming over the horizon, you’ll switch targets. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The two greatest assets you possess are your optimism and your common sense. When the duo acts in unison, you won’t have any trouble effectively fulfilling an ambitious undertaking. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A change you’ve been trying to orchestrate on your own may happen with a smidgen of intervention from Lady Luck. It could improve your financial picture greatly. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Someone who has been watching you for a long time has decided that he or she wants to meet you. As a result, this person might end up being one of your most valuable contacts. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — By demonstrating a willingness to be cooperative and to share your assets, you will engender a similar response from the people who benefit from your actions. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A couple of people who have always proved lucky for you could prove to be fortunate for you again when you all find yourselves operating on the same wavelength.

Acupuncture uses thin needles to treat pain Dear Doctor K: A friend keeps telling me to try acupuncture for my low back pain. But I don’t understand how a bunch of needles will help. Can you explain how acupuncture works? Dear Reader: Acupuncture is a technique of traditional Chinese medicine. The theory is that the body maintains a delicate balance of two opposing forces. Disease occurs when these forces are out of balance. This imbalance is believed to block the flow of vital energy. This energy regulates spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. The Chinese believe that by inserting thin needles at specific points on the body, acupuncture unblocks the flow of vital energy. This, in turn, restores health to the body and mind. Acupuncture is used for a wide variety of complaints. These include chronic pain, headaches, side effects of cancer treatment, addiction and hot flashes. Acupuncture may be used on its own, or it can complement Western medicine. As a Western-trained doctor, I can’t assess the traditional Chinese theory behind acupuncture. That’s because I don’t know how to measure “opposing forces” or “vital energy.” If you can’t measure the central concepts of a theory, you can’t test how valid the theory is. Western medicine explains acupuncture’s effects through a different theory. We think acupuncture stimulates chemicals that transmit pain, certain hormones and immune system molecules. However, our theories also are unproved. Even though we don’t know how it works, I do believe that acupuncture can be valuable, particularly in treating pain. That’s because studies that meet Western scientific standards have shown this to be true. During your first appointment, your practitioner will ask detailed questions about your health, lifestyle and behaviors. These questions will range far beyond your specific symptoms. This is in keeping with the mind-body nature of traditional Chinese medicine. Be sure to tell your acupuncturist about all of your medical conditions, all medications and other treatments you are receiving. (On the flip side, also tell your doctor you are having acupuncture treatment.)

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During treatment, the acupuncturist swabs each puncture site with alcohol to disinfect it. He or she then inserts the acupuncture needles at various locations on your body. You should feel no or minimal discomfort as the needles are inserted. Most people either


feel relaxed or energized when the needles go in. The needles are metallic, solid and hair-thin. Your acupuncturist should use only sterilized needles that he or she disposes of after one use. After treatment, you may have bleeding, soreness or bruising where the needles were inserted. If you decide to try acupuncture, choose a licensed acupuncturist. But keep in mind that licensure is never a guarantee of good quality. A lot of Western-trained doctors are suspicious of treatments, like acupuncture, that

are called “alternative” or “complementary” medicine. I think treatments that have persisted in human societies for thousands of years need to be taken seriously. I also think they need to be tested scientifically, according to the principles of Western science. •

Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website,


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Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-HE2 by an Assignment filed record on October 28, 2011 and recorded in Book 1528 at Page 655 in the Office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, HSBC Bank USA, NAtional Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2005HE2, having executed a Substitution of Trustee to substitute Floyd Healy as trustee in the place and stead of William F. Jones, the same having been recorded in Book 1530 at Page 664 of the records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having occurred under the terms and conditions of said promissory note and Deed of Trust and the holder having declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, Substituted Trustee in said Deed of Trust will on the 15th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash at the West front door of the Warren County Courthouse, located at 1009 Cherry Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the following described property located and situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to wit: THAT PART OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, TANGE 4 EAST, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED BY GLENN K. JOHNSON TO JOEL CAREY GRANTHAM ET UX, BY DEED DATED JULY 6, 1966 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 412 AT PAGE 323 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, SAID POINT BEING ON THE EAST LINE OF HALLS FERRY ROAD, AND FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE NORTH 85 DEGREES 33 MINUTES EAST, A DISTANCE OF 160 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 15 DEGREES 56 MINUTES EAST, A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 04 MINUTES WEST, 168.5 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID HALLS FERRY ROAD, THENCE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF HALLS FERRY ROAD, NORTH 11 DEGREES 03 MINUTES WEST, A DISTANCE OF 100.1 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; together with all improvements thereon and appurtenances thereunto belonging. Indexing Instruction S-7, T-15N, R-4E, Warren County, Mississippi More commonly known as: 4809 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6223 Subject to the rights of way and easement for public roads and public utilities, and to any prior conveyance or reservation of mineral of every kind and character, including but not limited to oil, gas. sand and gravel in or under subject property. As the undersigned Substituted Trustee, I will convey only such title as is vested in me under said Deed of Trust. This 17th day of January, 2012. Floyd Healy Substituted Trustee /s/ Floyd Healy Prepared by: Floyd Healy 1405 N. Pierce, Suite 306 Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 Publish: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (4t)

Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, Tuesday, expose for sale at public February 7, 2012 auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, said property being situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, being described as follows: All of Lots 55 and 56, the Northern 3.75 feet of Lot 57 and the Southern 11.90 feet of Lot 54 of Block 6 of Alpine Heights Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 69 at Page 107 of the Land Records of Warren County, Center For Mississippi, further described Pregnancy Choices as: Commencing at a 1" iron Free Pregnancy Tests pipe found marking the (non-medical facility) Southwest corner of Lot 61 ¡ Education on All of Block 6 of Alpine Heights Options Subdivision as recorded in ¡ Confidential CounPlat Book 69 at Page 107 of seling the Land Records of Warren Call 601-638-2778 County, Mississippi; thence for appt North 16 degrees 30 minutes www.vicksburgpregnan00 seconds East a distance of 71.25 feet to a 1/2" iron set and the Point of ENDING HOMELESSBeginning; thence North 16 NESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in degrees 30 minutes 00 need of shelter? Mountain seconds East a distance of of Faith Ministries/ Wom45.66 feet to a set iron; en's Restoration Shelter. thence, along a line being Certain restrictions apply, parallel to the North line of 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointsaid Lot 54, South 73 dement. grees 30 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of Is the one you 68.58 feet to a 1/2" set iron lying South 16 degrees 39 love minutes 00 seconds West a hurting you? distance of 3.10 feet from the Call Northeast corner of said Lot Haven House Family 54; thence South 17 degrees Shelter 00 minutes 03 seconds West 601-638-0555 or a distance of 45.66 feet to a 1-800-898-0860 1/2" set iron; thence, North Services available to 73 degrees 30 minutes 00 women & children who are seconds West a distance of victims of 68.18 feet to the Point of domestic violence and/or Beginning, containing 0.07 homeless: Shelter, counacres, more or less. seling, group support. The undersigned will only (Counseling available by convey such title as is vested appt.) in me as Trustee. WITNESS my signature this KEEP UP WITH all the the 1st day of February, local news and sales. 2012. Subscribe to The /s/ B. Blake Teller Vicksburg Post Today! B. BLAKE TELLER Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation. Trustee Publish: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 (4t) Runaway

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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 01. Legals The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for charges incurred. 2000 Lincoln LS Tan VIN # 1LNHM87A8YY782867 1999 Mercedes CLK 430 Silver VIN # WDBLJ70G7XF057317 DATE OF SALE: MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012 PLACE OF SALE: 560 HWY 80 EAST, VICKSBURG MS 39180 TIME OF SALE: 8:00 A.M. Publish: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7(3t) Invitation for Bids: The Mississippi Personal Service Contract Review Board will accept sealed bids until 8:00 AM on February 28, 2012, for the purpose of establishing a statewide preapproved list of providers of temporary office staffing services. Detailed specifications may be obtained by contacting Faye James at or by going to the Mississippi State Personnel Board website @ Publish: 2/7, 2/14(2t)

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on May 15,1998, Mark A. Dotson executed a promissory note payable to the order of Union Planters Bank, National Association; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid promissory note secured by a Deed of Trust dated May 15, 1998, executed by Mark A. Dotson and Andrea L. Freeman and being recorded in Book 1127 at Page 722 of the records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and which aforesaid Instrument conveys to William F. Jones, Trustee and to Union Planters Bank, National Association, as Beneficiary, the hereinafter described property; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to Citigroup Global Markets by an Assignment filed of record on June 1, 2005 and recorded in Book 1380 at Page 001 in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-HE2 by an Assignment filed record on October 28, 2011 and recorded in Book 1528 at Page 655 in the Office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, HSBC Bank USA, NAtional Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2005HE2, having executed a Substitution of Trustee to substitute Floyd Healy as trustee in the place and stead of William F. Jones, the same having been recorded in Book 1530 at Page 664 of the records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having occurred under the terms and conditions of said PART promissory note andTIME Deed of CUSTOMER Trust and the holder having SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE declared the entire balance due and payable; and NEEDED WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, Substituted in said Must Trustee be computer literate, have a Deed of Trust will on the pleasant telephone manner and be 15th day of February, 2012, between the hours of with customers. 11:00a.m. andgood 4:00 p.m., offer for sale and will sell at send resume to: public outcryPlease to the highest bidder for cash at the West Dept. 3779, front door of the Warren County Courthouse, located The Vicksburg Post, at 1009 Cherry Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi, P.O.theBox 821668 following described property located and situated in Vicksburg, MS 39182 or e-mail to Warren County, Mississippi, to THAT PART OF SECTION Please note Dept. 3779 in the 7, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, TANGE 4 EAST, subject line. DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND CONVEYED BY GLENN K. JOHNSON TO JOEL CAREY GRANTHAM ET UX, BY DEEDseeks DATEDmotivated, organized, Westat JULY 6, 1966 AND detail-oriented individuals to work part RECORDED IN BOOK 412 AT PAGE 323 OF THE time on an OF important study for the U.S. LAND RECORDS WARREN COUNTY, Public Health Service. Interviewers will MISSISSIPPI, SAID POINT BEING ON THE EAST LINE collect information about alcohol use OF HALLS FERRY ROAD, and disorders and related physical and AND FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN mental health THENCE NORTH 85 conditions. Interviewers DEGREES 33 MINUTES will also obtain a saliva sample using a EAST, A DISTANCE OF 160 collection kit. Previous interviewing or FEET; THENCE SOUTH 15 DEGREES 56 MINUTES public contact experience is required. EAST, A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET;Bilingual THENCE SOUTH 85 interviewers fluent in the DEGREES 04 MINUTES following languages are encouraged to WEST, 168.5 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE apply: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, OF SAID HALLS FERRY ROAD, THENCE ALONG Vietnamese, or Korean. To learn more THE EAST LINE OF HALLS about position and apply, go to FERRY ROAD,this NORTH 11 03 MINUTES WEST, A DISTANCE OF enter Job ID 4380BR. 100.1 FEETand TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; together with all improvements thereon and appurtenancesEOE thereunto belonging. Indexing Instruction S-7, T-15N, R-4E, Warren County, Mississippi More commonly known as: 4809 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6223

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01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI ESTATE OF ROBERT BARRON HYNUM CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 2011-161PR DECEASED VELMA DUNGAN HYNUM, EXECUTRIX NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 29th day of December, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executrix of the Estate of Robert Barron Hynum, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against this Estate to present such claims to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice, or such claims will be forever barred. This the 11th day of January, 2012. /s/ VELMA DUNGAN HYNUM Executrix of the Estate of Robert Barron Hynum, Deceased Robert G. Ellis, (MBN 5113) ELLIS, BRADDOCK & DEES, LTD. 901 Belmont Street Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Telephone: (601) 636-5433 Facsimile: (601) 638-2938 Publish: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 (4t)

01. Legals

TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE By virtue of that certain Deed of Trust made on the 16th day of August, 2010, by The Vicksburg Housing Clarence Dean Lee to B. Authority, located at 131 Blake Teller, Trustee, to Elizabeth Cr., Vicksburg secure certain indebtedness Mississippi has posted its list therein mentioned for the of maintenance fees it benefit of Cherrie Boykins charges tenants for property McClelland, which Deed of damages beyond normal Trust is duly recorded in wear and tear. This list will Book 1707 at Page 6 of the be posted for review and Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in comments at the address the Office of the Chancery listed above. Please note Clerk of Warren County, the list will be posted for Mississippi; and pursuant to 30-days and go into effect the power and authority thereafter. vested in me, as Trustee, Publish: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 and at the request of the (4t) owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the payment due thereunder 02. Public Service as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust Don't miss a thing! secured and the payment of Subscribe to the interest thereunder acThe Vicksburg Post cruing and the holder and the TODAY!! owner of the Note having Call 601-636-4545, elected under the terms of Circulation. said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, B. Blake Warren County Long Teller, as Trustee, will between the legal hours of Term Recovery 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Committee Wednesday, the 29th day of A non-profit volunteer February, 2012, at the main agency organized to front door of the Cherry provide for the unmet Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, needs of the Warren Warren County, Mississippi, County victims of the expose for sale at public 2011 flood. auction to the highest and VOLUNTEERS best bidder for cash the NEEDED following described property conveyed by said Deed of Volunteers experienced Trust, said property being with construction and situated in Warren County, design are needed to State of Mississippi, being assist the LTRC in described as follows: various projects All of Lots 55 and 56, the Northern 3.75 feet of Lot 57 supporting 2011 Flood and the Southern 11.90 feet victims in of Lot 54 of Block 6 of Alpine Warren County. Heights Subdivision as Please call 601-636-1788 recorded in Plat Book 69 at to offer support. Page 107 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, further described as: Commencing at a 1" iron 07.found Help Wanted 07. Help Wanted pipe marking the Southwest corner of Lot 61 of Block 6 of Alpine Heights Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 69 at Page 107 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence Covenant Health & Rehab of North 16 degrees 30 minutes LLC 00 seconds EastVicksburg, a distance of 71.25 feet to a 1/2" iron “Every Day of Life Countsâ€? set and the Point of Beginning; thence North 16 We are a Dynamic skilled degrees 30 minutes 00 secondsnursing East a distance of facility seeking an 45.66 feet to a set iron; individual. thence, alongenergetic a line being parallel to the North line of • CNA’s said Lot 54, South 73 de- (all shifts) grees 30 minutes 00 (for weekends) • RN’s seconds East a distance of Apply online at 68.58 feet to a 1/2" set iron Health39& Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC lyingCovenant South 16 degrees minutes 00 seconds a Chapel Road 2850West Porters distance of 3.10Vicksburg, feet from theMS 39180-1805 Northeast corner of said Lot Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986 54; thence South 17 degrees “What are 00 minutes 03 seconds Westyour dreams?â€? a distance of 45.66 feet to a EOE 1/2" set iron; thence, North 73 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of COMPUTER GRAPHICS DESIGNER 68.18 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 0.07 Qualified applicant should have good acres, more or less. The undersigned will only grammar skills, experience with convey such title as is vested in meMacIntosh as Trustee. computers, ad layout and WITNESS my signature this design. in Adobe Photoshop, the 1st day ofKnowledge February, 2012. Adobe InDesign. Responsibilities include /s/ B. Blake Teller and composing advertisements B.creating BLAKE TELLER Trustee to customer Must be Publish: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21,specifications. 2/28 (4t) creative, organized, self-motivated,

05. Notices

able to meet deadlines. Send resumes to: Dept. 3782 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

05. Notices

Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time. SHOW YOUR LOVE!! Messages to your sweetheart will be published on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th. Cost is $1 per word, and $7 per picture. Come in to The Vicksburg Post Classifieds department today and show your love!!! 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg.

06. Lost & Found FOUND! BOXER PUPPY. APPROXIMATELY 4 months old, found off Fisher Ferry/ Joyce Lane. Jimbo or Brenda Shiers, 601-618-3862, 601-831-7000. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

07. Help Wanted $2,000 Sign-On Bonus Now hiring at ALL Locations. • Searcy, AR • Cresson, TX • Winnsboro, TX Class A CDL Driver Tanker Endorsement & 1 year verifiable CDL Exp. Apply Online or call: 817-396-4706

Looking for a new ride? Check our online listings today. Just go to

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted


SEATRAX MARINE CRANES now hiring field service technicians, machinists and electricians. Apply at 218 Gunther Lane, Bell Chasse, LA 70037 or call Cindy at 504-394-4600 extension 233.

Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 AVON- NEED INCOME now? Start your Avon Business! Earn good money! Call 601-259-2157. BECOME A CERTIFIED pharmacy technician today! Call 601-540-3062 for more information. AMIkids NORTHEAST LA is currently seeking certified teachers. Please contact Executive Director KarVan Powell or Business Manager ChaQuita Richardson 318-574-9475 or email

AMIkids Northeast LA is currently seeking a Director of Treatment. Must have Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other counseling related field supplemented by one to two years experience working with at risk and troubled youth; must satisfy criminal background check; state license preferred. To apply please contact KarVan Powell or ChaQuita Richardson at (318) 574-9475 or EXPANDING $15 HOUR PLUS BONUS. Retailer needs 6 individuals in our display department. No experience required. Must have reliable transportation and high school diploma. Call 601-932-0133. HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC needed. Engine experience required. Sam Estis, 318-348-7947.



LPN, CNA, PCA NEEDED as soon as possible for home care. Call Nursing Management Inc. 800-448-3634 or website MASSAGE THERAPIST OR NAIL TECH Busy Salon needs you. Call Linda 601-630-7170 PART TIME EXPERIENCED maintenance person needed. Must have own tools, background check required. For appointment, 601-636-0635. PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT Company seeking experience individuals for grass cutting, landscaping and irrigation. Starting pay $10$12 per hour based on experience. Must have at least 2 years experience and pass monthly drug screens. College highly valued. Current drivers license, good driving history and clean background check required. Send professional typed resume and photo with work history, references and contact information to Dept. 3781, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

If you’re finding too much of this and that cluttering your house, sell it fast. Call and place your classified ad today.

601-636-SELL 11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

SHUTTLE SERVICE NEEDS reliable, dependable drivers. Must have good driving record, no CDL required. 601-529-3298.

10. Loans And Investments “WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.� The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

12. Schools & Instruction EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185. WORK ON JET Engines. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866455-4317.

13. Situations Wanted NEED A SITTER? Call 601-497-5144, 601-400-1290. Over 25 years of experience.

14. Pets & Livestock Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

17. Wanted To Buy

PLEASE CALL THE Gentleman of Junk for all your junk vehicle needs. Make like a magician and turn your junk vehicles into cash. Please leave message if no answer. 601-868-2781.

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale BANDSAW BLADES. ONE Ÿ inch x 80 inch metal cutting, one 3/16 inch x 80 inch skip raker 4 TPL wood blade, one ½ inch x 80 inch hook rake 3 TPL wood blade. Brand new, all three for $25. 601-634-6121. ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BED. $250. 601-638-7721.

HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376. NICE DARK CHERRY TV/ VCR media center console. (80 high x 39 wide x 21 deep). Like new. $299. 601-661-0237. THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation. TWIN MATTRESS SETS $175, Full sets $199. New sofa love seat $675. 601638-7191. Discount Furniture Barn. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.

Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

15. Auction

What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged� in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545. ESTATE SALE SERVICE AUCTION SERVICE KATZENMEYER'S MISSISSIPPI AUCTION SERVICE 601-415-3121 LOCALLY OWNED SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

11. Business Opportunities

20. Hunting

Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies What's going on in Vicksburg? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

24. Business Services AVAILABLE TO CLEAN homes/ apartments. References/ reasonable rates. Call Lisa, 601-218-0287.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big Jamesâ€? 601-218-7782

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 I CLEAN HOUSES! Well known, excellent references. Will also iron by the hour. Reasonable. 601-6312482, 601-831-6052.

The Vicksburg Post

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

29. Unfurnished Apartments COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet, cheap county car tags. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

33. Commercial Property

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

960 SQUARE FOOT Deluxe office space on Wisconsin Avenue. $675 monthly. Call 601-634-6669.

30. Houses For Rent 1455 PARKSIDE, 3/ 2. 1865 Martin Luther King, 3/ 1. 123 Roseland 4/ 2. 2606 Oak Street, 2/ 1. $750 and up! 732-768-5743.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

2 BEDROOM HOME. Fully furnished, 108 Sullivan Cove, Eagle Lake, $700 month. 601-218-5348.

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

$6000 DOWN, $600 per month on land/ home in Vicksburg area. 3 to choose from. Other mobile homes available. 662-417-1209.


½ ACRE LAKE front property with 2 decks, and covered back porch. 4 bedroom, 2 bath fixer upper house. $45,000. 601-5725300, 601-573-5029.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300

29. Unfurnished Apartments

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


3 ROOMS AVAILABLE. In Vicksburg, separate private entrances, furnished, free linens and washer/ dryer use. $330 and up per month. 773-719-6529.

Our 2 Bedroom SPECIAL! Call for Details 601-638-0102

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT for rent. Section 8 welcome. Recently remodeled. 601-6364338, 601-218-1210.

2 BEDROOM ALL electric. Water furnished, $450 monthly. 4 BEDROOM duplex Both $200 deposit, $500 monthly. Refrigerator, stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

THE COVE Stop looking, Start living! Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-638-7831• •201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

Classifieds Really Work!

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

21.5 ACRES/ Barn Northeast of Edwards. 5.5 ACRES- 3 bedroom home, deck, greenhouse, lake, lots of extras, near Edwards. 376 ACRES- hunting land – Holmes County. Joan Vickers Real Estate, 601-969-2042.

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

1988 CHEVY CAMARO BODY only. Good condition, rebuilt transmission, engine locked. $600. 601-456-3842.

2010 JEEP COMPASS Latitude. Practically new, very low mileage, black berry, loaded, heated seats, remote key with start. $17,500 cash only. 601529-9028, leave message.

2000 MAZDA MILLENIUM. Super Charger, clean, fully loaded, good condition. $3800. 601-618-4344.

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.



601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

CONCRETE STEPS. 20 inches high, 4 feet wide, 3 steps tall. $250. Call 601218-9654.

2003 MERCEDES E320. 90,000 miles, Presidential Blue, clean. $11,000. 601218-4797, 601-502-6522.

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211


TAX TIME SALE ! $500 Cash Rebate with any $2500 down payment. Buy here, Pay here at George Carr Rental building! 601-831-2000 after 2pm.

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity

“Cash rebate assigned to dealer”



Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.



29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921




CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments

The Ridge Apartments 601-636-8592


$50 OFF


your Security Deposit




Gary’s Cars for Less Over 50 Vehicles to Choose From With 3 Month - 3,000 Mile Warranty! We Accept Good, Bad, or No Credit

We Make Car Buying Fun With Our “Rent To Own” or Special Financing Programs You Can Re-Establish Your Credit

Ask about our Holiday special!

24. Business Services


Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

780 Highway 61 North Fall In LOVE With

28. Furnished Apartments

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm


27. Rooms For Rent

29. Unfurnished Apartments


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

26. For Rent Or Lease


34. Houses For Sale


PURVIS UPHOLSTERY AND repairs. 36 years experience, specializing in antiques. 601-634-6073.


FOR LEASE. WAREHOUSE space, 12,000 square feet, south county, zoned for manufacturing. 601-638-3214.

convenient in-town location, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 998 square feet, recently renovated, almost everything new, very nice, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, double pane insulated windows, super clean, move-in ready. ONLY $83,000! For appointment call

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.


Broker, GRI


24. Business Services

36. Farms & Acreage

34. Houses For Sale

2005 28x64. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Tons of upgrades. $34,900. 601-572-5300, 601-573-5029. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.


Hwy 61 S


Proud Grandparents Show off your grandchildren to everyone this Valentine’s Day! Just bring or mail your grandchilds photo by February 9th, along with completed form and $20 per child to: The Vicksburg Post Classified Dept. P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 Child’s Name:____________________________

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341



•Residential & Commercial •Pressure Washing •Sheetrock repair


& finishing 35 years experience

Free Estimates Dean Cook • 601-278-4980

City/State/Zip:___________________________ Phone:________________________________

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY • Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180


Show Your Colors!

To advertise your business here for as little as

$2.83 per day, call our Classified Dept. at 601-636-7355.

601-636-SELL (7355)


All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !


Children’s pictures will print on Tuesday, February 14th! DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH AT 3PM.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Vicksburg Post


Feb. 7, 2012

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